Happy New Year and our best wishes to all of you

We used the Christmas break to get better understanding of some of the key questions related to the production processes of cleaning.

How much are we aware of the optimal relation between cleaning ingredients like water and chemicals, cleaning tools and machines?

Do we use the right products and concentrations of chemicals, or do we use the right mops, and do we impregnate them at the right moisture? Does this have an impact on the fact that floor mopping takes more energy, even though we clean them every day?  

Do we wash the dirty cloths and mops without destroying them in the laundry machine?

All these are relevant questions that have consequences on our daily working processes.

We think answers to these questions will put us in the position of controlling and dealing with the cleaning processes in a more efficient, ergonomic and environmentally friendly way.  

Suppliers offer their products and cleaning organizations select their purchase products with the expectation and intention to get the level of cleanliness they agreed with their clients, however often without detailed and substantiated knowledge of the on the market available products. This is a bit like buying construction material and start building, without having thorough knowledge if the material suits the construction type. Not the optimal way of doing it right.

Take for example mopping the floor.

Friction is an important element at removing dirt from the surface. Adding liquid is a necessary element at removing sticky dirt and improves the result. This is mostly common knowledge. What most of us do not realize is that in time the friction may increase. The mop or floor cloth starts generating friction, because of the daily build-up layer of residual chemicals, proteins and occasional dirt (biofilm) left behind after the water has evaporated.

It is not the usage of chemicals on itself. An example would be over-dosing of cleaning agents as one of the most often and basic reasons of biofilm build-up. But also the laundry process. If the mop or hand wipes are not thoroughly cleaned, this can cause build-up of dirt and chemicals inside that get irreversibly fixed, reducing performance and increasing contamination. 

Indication for not being properly washed, is the familiar bad smell of wipes and mops when stored impregnated on the cleaning trolley.

One of the ways to avoid these problems is the combination of our Reflex floor concept in combination with Ultra H2O (demineralized water). Depending on the project of course, this can create multiple advantages.

  • The grip to the floor of our narrow squeegee blade and the UMF waffle cloth is much higher than of a flat mop concept. This will remove dirt more efficiently. 
  • We use cloths without Velcro or pockets making them easier to wash and no smelling after laundry.
  • Simple impregnation process. The cloths divide moisture equally, which prevents over dosing.
  • The combination of Reflex and UltraH2O concept, the floor will be kept cleaner, no chemicals remain on the floor even when cloths are impregnated too wet.
  • The Reflex and UltraH2O combination extend the time between or even avoid the need for machine deep-cleanings.

In the process above we perform the same cleaning task as with traditional products. Though Reflex and UltraH2O work together, optimize each other and make the job easier and effective.

Risks on mistakes become less and quality of the end result will be better.

A win-win situation for cleaning companies, its employees and clients.